Microsoft has announced the price and release date for the standalone Kinect 2.0 for Xbox One.
Kinect 2.0 No Good For PC
The Xbox One has a new Kinect. The Kinect 2.0 will not be compatible with the PC, which I’m not sure is good news or bad, because no PC gamer would every buy it anyway.
“The Kinect for Xbox One sensor will not have an adapter that allows it to plug into a computer,” Says a PR rep for Microsoft. PC gamers instead will have to buy a separate PC version of the Kinect 2.0 if they want to be spied and checked on. Oh, and if they want to play family friendly dance games on their hard core Personal Computer.
The Kinect 2.0 PC version will only work on the PC and not with the Xbox One and vice versa. The Xbox One Kinect 2.0 will only have a propriety connector which fits itself only into the Xbox.
Maybe if us gamers protest hard enough we can stop Microsoft from manufacturing any Kinect 2.0 models all together. Here’s to hoping.
“The new generation Kinect for Windows sensor will connect to computers using a standard USB3 port.” Says the same PR rep for Microsoft. Each XBox One comes with the new Kinect but PC users will have to purchase their own ones.
The price for Kinect 2.0 PC has not yet been disclosed.